Custom Paint Shop is CLOSED. Jim passed away Friday October 19th. Thank you to all his friends and visitors. This site will remain up as a tribute to a true artist and great friend and Father.
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Custom painted model trains

custompaintshop3751  

 1-815-590-3751

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TP&W            EBAY 20       EBAY 2008

07   B UNITS     CGW  CNW   SANTA FE



Here is a RUSSIAN DECAPOD I painted about 15 years ago.

AN ORIENTAL DD40 

2 CGW TR2 sets


Santa Fe B unit5514

BNSF SD40-2 B unit 7501 as 301





 Here are a pair of NYC FAs I just finished. 12/6/11


<ROCK RIVER> I"LL BE ADDING A RRVR PAGE SOON 




A Santa Fe BNSF patched Snoot and a BN Natural gas unit 7149




The Latest Custom models for a Club member's
Tommy Holmes and Bruce Nielson

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NEW PHOTOS FROM THE CLUB with more to come


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Custom painted model trains

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ROCK RIVER GP 40s

at Home om the North West Illinois Model Railroad Club




http://www.railgraphicsdecals.com/

Here is a link to RAILGRAPHICS

the maker of the ROCK RIVER decals



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Here are samples of brass units I have painted

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DL 109 set I just finished

 

  

  

 


  

E80

  

Little joe

  

Illinois terminal

  

 

  

 

 

Key Santa Fe 3800 class

  

B&A

  

 

  

UP 4-8-4 and 4-10-2

  

 

  

SP 2-8-0



 

PENSY Pacific

 

  

Delaware & Hudson Northern's



 

NYC 2-8-2

 

 

 

NYC H10?

  

just the Caboose is brass

  

SDL39

 

  

SDL 39 and SF SD40

  

 SF SD40

 

 


I have painted a lot of O SCALE also

Custom Paint Pricing

 O scale prices


DIESEL, UP TO 6 AXLE LOCO

$250 SINGLE COLOR

$125 EACH ADDITIONAL COLOR/MASKING

$50 WINDOWS,NUMBERBOARDS,MARKERS,AND LENSES

WEATHERING STARTS AT $100


STEAM, UP TO ANY 8 DRIVERED LOCO

$250 FIRST COLOR

$125 EACH ADDITIONAL COLOR/MASKING

$50 WINDOWS,NUMBERBOARDS, MARKERS, AND LENSES

WEATHERING STARTS AT $150   50% deposit required on all work


HO SCALE PRICES


DIESEL, UP TO 6 AXLE LOCO

$180 SINGLE COLOR

$90 EACH ADDITIONAL COLOR/MASKING


WEATHERING STARTS AT $50


STEAM, UP TO ANY 8 DRIVERED LOCO

$199 FIRST COLOR

$99 EACH ADDITIONAL COLOR/MASKING

windows, lenses, marker lights, 

and glazing, included

WEATHERING STARTS AT $99

50% deposit required on all work


CUSTOM PAINT SHOP 3751


PO BOX 261 

ROCKFALLS 

ILLINOIS 61071

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 Kato Dash 9s

 

 

 

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CGW CNW      SANTA FE 

ILLINOIS CENTRAL  PROTO PHOTOS 

 OTHER FAVORITE LINKS

NORFOLK SOUTHERN 

 

Contact information

1-815-590-3751

                        cps3751@gmail.com                            

My club WEB Site

 

 

 


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WELCOME TO MY WEB PAGE.

 IT IS ALL ABOUT RAILROADING.


I grew up in Franklin Park IL. A block from the Milwaukee road tracks. I worked for the I.H.B. from 1976 to 1994. Both of my grandfathers, my father and my brother worked for the R.R. and I have a cousin who is a V.P. for the U.T.U.

 

As a Santa Fe fan I have painted a lot of the blue bonnets. I've done a lot of Milwaukee, including several of bicentennial units. For the past 3 years I have been chopping the noses of P2K geeps. Mostly CNWs. but also IC frogeyes, Santa FE Topeka cabs, and Milw GP10s. At last count I’ve Chopped 34 units.

I also have had about a dozen photos published. Mostly in Trains Magazine. But also in Modelrailroading. Including the cover shot for there 1st detailing book. The one with the Santa Fe GP60M 100. As it turned out the units were shot at my home terminal on the I.H.B, Norpaul.

 


I will be updating the web page monthly. Mostly by adding new pictures of current projects that I have just completed

Many THANKS to my LOYAL customers


 FEEL FREE TO CALL 815-590-3751

OR EMAIL ME WITH INQUIRIES AT

cps3751@gmail.com

 

Thanks Jim


 

I Shot The prototype of the 6958 right here in Chadwick. 

It was on a welded rail train that was parked in the siding.

 

 

 

 BRASS STEAM

I ask that any customers test run there Locos before sending them to me.

All Locos are test run and tuned before loco is painted. If any work is needed it is best to do the work before painting.

Quartering, Remotoring, REsoldering, and installing new gearboxes are all part of the services offered.

Please contact me with any questions. I have over 100 photos on this Photobucket site

http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/rayldog/

Contact info below

 

 Chuck Zieler PHOTO

Nick Noyes models

White Pines Railroad Club

In the mid 80s I built these TP&W models for a friend, Nick Noyes

We were both members at the White Pines moder railraod club. another member, Chuck Zieler took this photo. Model Railroader had this shot in Trackside photos.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

   B UNITS 

I've built a lot of B units

Mostly Sants Fe SD45-2s

UP GP9bs and GP30 Bs. I built this GP9 B and a GP30 B unit for acustomer in Switzerland

check out the link above 

 

 

 

 

 

 I used to spend a lot of time Railfanning. Here is a shot of the first run of the GP60M 100.

BNSF 6958 is a Kato SD40-2 with all the extra details

 

A pair of Delaware And Hudson 4-8-4s

PFM Santa Fe 2-10-2

 

 

 

TWO SD45-2  B units from KATO SD40-2

using Cannon Grills hood doors and ends

P2K GP30 B unit